The European Parliament has voted to punish Hungary for what it calls “undermining democracy” and for refusing to allow the settlement of Middle Eastern and African migrants within its borders, the Washington Times reports.
MEP’s voted 448-197 in favour of a report recommending enacting the so-called Article 7 procedure which would see Hungary’s voting rights in bloc suspended.
The Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, who enjoys widespread support in his country, has drawn the ire of Brussels after he refused to take part in the EU’s population replacement programme.
Hungary also banned organisations linked to multi-Billionaire financier George Soros from operating in the country, the Guardian reported, much to the dismay of Brussels.
Prime Minister Orban remains resolute in the face of threats from Brussels and the government of Poland, who have themselves faced similar attacks from EU apparatchiks, have vowed to veto any sanctions against their fellow Visegrád nation, the EU Observer reports.
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